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English definition of “colony”

colony

noun [C] (HOUSES)    /ˈkɒl.ə.ni/ US  /ˈkɑː.lə-/
Indian English an area surrounded by fences or walls that contains a group of houses, for example houses that have been built by an employer for its workers
(Definition of colony noun (HOUSES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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